Kneaux Sickle

Through Education, Advocacy, and Support

Our Mission

Sickle Cell Association of South Louisiana (SCASL) is a nonprofit organization that serves individuals living with sickle cell disease in the southern region of Louisiana. SCASL is committed to providing support and resources to those living with sickle cell disease as well as their caregivers through innovative and creative programs.

What is Sickle Cell Disease?

Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a blood disorder that some people are born with. It affects how their red blood cells form. If you are born with SCD you may experience certain symptoms that are caused by the way most of your blood cells are shaped.

SCASL is now accepting applications for the Aireus J. Taylor Scholarship. The academic scholarship is for graduating high school students with sickle cell disease that are planning to attend a college, university, or trade school. Candidates must write a personal essay on any aspect of the impact of sickle cell disease on their lives or on society. 

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From health fairs to speaking engagements, SCASL has certified sickle cell educators prepared to provide education and outreach to general public, professional organizations, social, civic, and faith-based organizations. 

Blood Drive

SCASL hosts blood drives for clients to obtain blood credits that will assist with their transfusion needs. Participating clients are incentivized with financial credits toward their medical bills.

Please contact us if you are transfused and would like to be a part of this program.

Fountain of Health

Severe deydration is a complication of SCD. Dehydration can slow blood flow which can cause painful events in a person with SCD. SCASL’s Fountain of Health program partners with local companies and schools to supply sports drinks and water to clients to help maintain hydration levels. 

If your company, church, school, or civic group isinterested in supporting this effort, please email us at

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Sickle Cell Association of South Louisiana

2301 North Boulevard
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
225.346.8434 (O) | 225.334.0628 (F)
Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.